This morning Pandora announced the "Inside the Music" program, presented by Intel. The program highlights Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™  systems and goes behind-the-scenes of the Pandora Music Genome Project, giving listeners interactive, in-depth views of the music they love. The "Inside the Music" program will explore six musical genres and the unique characteristics of each genre to create a memorable music experience for consumers. Additionally, for the first time ever, the program will enable listeners to launch new Pandora stations based on a specific track feature such as guitar effects, backbeat and vocal harmony.

Intel, Chinese ISV Feitian and RenRen (China’s top social media networking site) announced today that in the future Ultrabook users will benefit from the security enhancements provided by Intel Identity Protection Technology. See the full press release for details, and view the IDF press kit for more information on this and other announcements from the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China.

Small business owners should be free to focus on their businesses and not left worrying about the virus protection, security and software updates for their PCs. That’s why today, at IDF Beijing, Intel announced the availability of Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) for laptop and desktop PCs based on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family. Designed with the small business owner in mind, Intel SBA automatically enables PCs to run at a higher performance, be more secure, and back up data. For additional details on other news from IDF Beijing, read the press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the 19 companies to receive the 2011 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award that recognizes commitment to quality and performance excellence. These companies distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that work with Intel by exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals while demonstrating industry-leading commitment to quality.    

 

In addition to the PQS award, Intel recognized two suppliers with the Achievement Award for their extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of velocity, customer orientation and reduced cycle time. The 2011 PQS and Achievement winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif.

 

"This year's Intel Preferred Quality Supplier award winners have truly distinguished themselves by driving and executing to world-class supply chain performance in execution, innovation and quality," said Jaclyn A. Sturm, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement. "2011 was a year that tested all aspects of the supply chain from core challenges of business continuity and affordability to the need for continuous innovation, velocity improvements and growing expectations of sustainability. These winners distinguished themselves not only in their ability to overcome, but their ability to excel in the midst of these challenges."

 

"Intel's 2011 Preferred Quality Suppliers have excelled across an extremely demanding set of expectations, and have distinguished themselves as industry leaders in technology innovation, supply chain excellence, and corporate responsibility," added Robert Bruck, corporate vice president and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. "These suppliers have made a substantial contribution to Intel's success through their commitment to quality in support of Intel's industry-leading silicon, packaging and test technologies."

 

The PQS award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to innovate and continually improve. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score at least 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The PQS winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Advantest Corporation supplies testers, test handlers, and test interface products.
  • Applied Materials, Inc. supplies semiconductor manufacturing equipment, software and support services.
  • ASML supplies semiconductor lithography equipment.
  • Cabot Microelectronic Corporation supplies chemical mechanical polishing slurries.
  • Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co., Ltd. supplies plastic injected molded trays.
  • DISCO Corporation supplies cutting, grinding, and polishing equipment and services.
  • DuPont AirProducts NanoMaterials L.L.C. supplies chemical mechanical planarization slurries.
  • Ebara Corporation supplies electroplaters, chemical mechanical polishers and pumps and abatement systems.
  • FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies formulated chemicals, developers, precursors, slurries and advanced photoresists.
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation supplies inspection and metrology capital equipment and services.
  • Marvell Semiconductor supplies application-specific integrated circuit semiconductor products and engineering resources.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. supplies chemicals for semiconductor device manufacturing.
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies multi-layer ceramic capacitors.
  • Rofin-Baasel supplies laser mark equipment.
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. supplies flip chip substrates.
  • Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. supplies semiconductor assembly and test services.
  • STATS ChipPAC Ltd. supplies full turnkey packaging and test services.
  • TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. supplies ceramic capacitors, inductors, and filters.
  • Tosoh Quartz Inc. supplies quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment.

 

The Achievement winners are the following:

 

  • Nikon Corporation awarded for velocity.
  • Powertech Technology Inc. awarded for customer orientation & cycle time reduction.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the nine winners of the company's most prestigious award for suppliers, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. This honor, which recognizes outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence, distinguishes these suppliers as world-class within Intel's greater supply chain.

 

Providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success, the 2011 winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, Calif. "Intel's SCQI award winners are role models for the continuous quality improvement cycle needed to deliver leading-edge products and services at sustained levels of excellence," said William Holt, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "We are pleased to recognize their exceptional accomplishments."

 

"Our suppliers play a crucial role in our ability to deliver return to our investors and to delight our customers," said Brian Krzanich, senior vice president and chief operating officer. "This year's nine SCQI winners have distinguished themselves by demonstrating continuous improvement in innovation, affordability, agility, customer responsiveness, and environmental sustainability goals. Their results are world class."

 

The SCQI award is part of Intel's SCQI program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality.

 

The SCQI winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

 

  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation supplies etch and metrology equipment.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. supplies diffusion furnaces.
  • JSR Corporation supplies advanced photoresists, packaging materials and chemical mechanical planarization consumables.
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals supplies sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition process.
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. supplies soldering material.
  • SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. supplies plastic laminated package and heat spreaders.
  • Siltronic supplies polished and epitaxial silicon wafers.
  • SUMCO Corporation supplies 200mm and 300mm polished epitaxial silicon wafers.
  • Tokyo Electron Limited supplies coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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